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2014

Americans for Oxford, Inc., New York, NY—For the research project, Engendering Understandings of Faith-Based Humanitarian Responses to Displacement. A one-time grant of $35,000.

Arizona State University Foundation, Tempe, AZ—For a project on religion and global citizenship. A three-year grant of $460,000.

Faith Matters Inc., College Park, MD—To supplement support for the public radio series, “God and Government: Religion and State in Fourteen Nations.” A one-time grant of $20,000.

The George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs, Washington, DC—For an initiative on religion and international affairs in Central Eurasia. A two-year grant of $270,000.

The New School, India China Institute, New York, NY—For an initiative on sacred landscapes and sustainable futures in the Himalaya. A three-year grant of $425,000.

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL—For a workshop to develop the project, “Thinking about religion, law, and politics.” A one-time grant of $8,000.

Public Radio International, Minneapolis, MN —For continued coverage of religion and international affairs on The World. A three-year grant of $400,000.

Yale University, New Haven, CT—For a project on religion, gender and the politics of state security. A three-year grant of $120,000.


2013

American University, Washington, DC—To support the project Religious Engagement with Rights and Justice in Latin America: Environment and Gender. A two-year grant of $300,000.

Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, NY—To support the conference “Religious Freedom and Equal Treatment: An International Look,” to be held at Brooklyn Law School in October 2013. A one-time grant of $40,000.

The Bureau for International Reporting, New York, NY —Renewed support for reporting on religion and international affairs. A two-year grant of $240,000.

Columbia University, New York, NY— Renewed support for the Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration, and Religion. A three-year grant of $320,000.

Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY— To support a study of local faith communities’ engagement in humanitarian response. A one-time grant of $40,000.

Duta Wacana Christian University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia— For a project on religion, public policy and social transformation in Southeast Asia. A three-year grant of $450,000.

Faith Matters, Inc., College Park, MD—To produce a public radio series on “God and Government: Religion and State in Fourteen Nations.” A three-year grant of $300,000.

Friends of the British Council, New York, NY—Support for “Bridging Voices,” a series of transatlantic scholarly and policy dialogues on religion and international affairs. A three-year grant of $450,000.

George Washington University, The Elliott School of International Affairs, Washington, DC— For the project Islam in a Changing Middle East. A two-year grant of $200,000.

Georgetown University, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, Washington, DC— For a project on religion and global development. A three-year grant of $500,000.

International Crisis Group, Washington, DC—To support field research on religion and conflict in Africa and Asia. A two-year grant of $325,000.

New York University, New York, NY— Continuing support for an initiative on religion and politics in the Americas. A three-year grant of $400,000.

New York University, New York, NY—To support the project, “Globalizing Official Islam?” organized by the Center on Law and Security at the New York University School of Law. A one-time grant of $35,000.

NUS America Foundation, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA—To support the conference Religion and the Politics of Development: Priests, Potentates and “Power”, organized by the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. A one-time grant of $37,500.

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Washington, DC—To support “Religion and Power,” a sustained engagement campaign on global religious issues through reporting and university collaborations. A three-year grant of $450,000.

Social Science Research Council, New York, NY—To support a project on Religion, Media, and Digitization. A two-year grant of $300,000.

University of Colorado Foundation, Boulder, CO—To support travel and expenses for participants in a plenary at a conference organized by the Center for Media, Religion and Culture to be held at the University of Colorado Boulder. A one-time grant of $6,800.

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA—To support the project, “Hearth to Hearth Religious Conflict Transformation in the Middle East,” to explore the usefulness of “Scriptural Reasoning” as a peacebuilding practice. A one-time grant of $40,000.


2012

America Abroad Media, Washington, DC—For public radio programming on religion and public life in the Middle East and South Asia. A two-year grant of $350,000.

Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC—For a project on religion and democracy in Africa. A two-year grant of $350,000.

Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia—To support two planning workshops for the program on “Engaging Southeast Asia: Religion, Public Affairs and Foreign Policy,” to be held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Boston, Massachusetts, USA. A one-time grant of $32,000.

George Mason University Foundation, Fairfax, VA—For a project on Russian and Soviet perspectives on Islam. A three-year grant of $500,000.

Georgetown University, Washington, DC—To support a project on religion and global development at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs. A one-time grant of $40,000.

Human Rights Watch, New York, NY—For a project on religious minorities in Indonesia and Pakistan. A two-year grant of $300,000.

International Center for Journalists, Washington, DC—For online courses and joint international reporting projects on religion. A two-year grant of $300,000.

The Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Washington, DC—To strengthen media coverage of religion and international affairs. A three-year grant of $450,000.

Middle East Institute, Washington, DC—To support a research project on religion and Middle East policy formation, conducted by Geneive Abdo. A one-time grant of $40,000.

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Washington, D—To support preliminary assessment and reporting on global religious issues. A one-time grant of $40,000.

University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA—For a project of the University of California Humanities Research Institute on religions in diaspora and global affairs. A three-year grant of $500,000.

University of Denver, Denver, CO—For a program on religion and social cohesion in conflict-affected countries. A two-year grant of $400,000.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC—For the project Islamic Political Parties after the Arab Spring. A one-year grant of $100,000.

University of Southern California, Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, Los Angeles, CA—To support Innovating International Religion Coverage: Collaboration between Scholars and Practitioners. A three-year grant of $600,000.


2011

American University, Washington, DC—For a project on Violence and Victims in Latin America: Churches and Religion in Dictatorship and Democracy. A two-year grant of $375,000.

The Bureau for International Reporting, New York, NY—For reporting on religion and international affairs. A two-year grant of $210,000.

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, Washington, DC—To support a two-day planning retreat and policy roundtables, to be held in early 2012 in Washington, DC. A one-time grant of $40,000.

New York University, The Center for Religion and Media, New York, NY—For an initiative on Digital Religion: Knowledge, Politics and Practice. A two-year grant of $300,000.

The Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of International Studies (SAIS), Washington, DC—To support a program on the study of religion and international affairs. A two-year grant of $440,000.

Public Radio International, Minneapolis, MN—For coverage of religion and international affairs on The World. A three-year grant of $400,000.

Search for Common Ground, Washington, DC—For a project to reframe the public conversation in the US about Islam and Muslims. A two-year grant of $200,000.

Tufts University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford, MA—For a collaborative research project on religious claims, nationalism and human suffering. A three-year grant of $540,000.

University of California, Davis, Davis, CA—For a public outreach project on women and Islamic cultures. A three-year grant of $350,000.

University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA—To launch a project on “Charity, Representation, and Humanitarianism in Africa: Religious and Secular Perspectives.” A one-time grant of $40,000.

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN— To support Contending Modernities: Catholic, Muslim, Secular. A three-year grant of $440,000.


2010

America Abroad Media, Washington, DC—Renewed support for public radio programming on religion and international affairs. A two-year grant of $350,000.

Americans for Oxford Inc., New York, NY—To support an international workshop, organized by the Refugees Studies Center at the University of Oxford, on the theme of Faith-based humanitarianism: the response of faith communities and faith-based organizations in contexts of forced migration, including climate-induced migration. A one-time grant of $13,000.

Arizona State University Foundation, Tempe, AZ—For a project on Religion and International Affairs: Through the Prism of Rights and Gender. A two-year grant of $352,000.

Boston University, Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs,, Boston, MA—For an initiative on religious pluralism and civic peace in multicultural societies. A three-year grant of $473,000.

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA—To support a research network on pluralism, coexistence and conflict in Muslim-majority countries. A one-year grant of $156,000.

International Crisis Group, Washington, DC—To support field research on the role of religion in conflict and instability in Yemen, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Somalia. A two-year grant of $300,000.

Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Baltimore, MD—To strengthen coverage of religion and international affairs in the U.S. media. A two-year grant of $300,000.

Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media, St. Paul, MN—For renewed support of coverage of religion and international affairs through Speaking of Faith, a weekly public radio program. A three-year grant of $375,000.

New England Foundation for the Arts, Boston, MA—To support “Voices from the Shadows,” a multi-media project on women and religion in Pakistan. A one-year grant of $48,000.

The New School, New York, NY—For an initiative on Everyday Religion and Sustainable Environments in the Himalaya. A three-year grant of $394,000.

New York University, Center for Religion and Media, New York, NY—To support a workshop on ‘Digital Religion: Transforming Knowledge and Practice.’ A one-time grant of $28,000.

New York University, Center on Law and Security, NYU School of Law, New York, NY—To support a one-day conference of the Center on Law and Security on the subject of the U.S. Constitution and National Security, held at the New York University School of Law in November 2010. A one-time grant of $10,000.

Social Science Research Council, Brooklyn, NY—To support a convening of selected grantees of the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion and International Affairs for a two-day workshop to be held in May 2010. A one-time grant of $30,000.

Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, New York, NY—For collaboration with three universities to develop case studies on religious peacemakers. A two-year grant of $100,000.

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA—To support a project on the politics of religious freedom. A three-year grant of $496,000.

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA—For Religion on the Move: Crossing Borders, Setting Boundaries, an initiative to enhance journalistic and scholarly attention to religion and international relations. A two-year grant of $395,000.

World Security Institute, Washington, DC—To support the production and launch of a special issue of Arab Insight entitled ‘Islam and Muslims in the 21st Century: Challenges and Prospects.’ A one-time grant of $30,000.


2009

Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC—For a research and policy initiative on religious movements and the provision of social services in conflict-prone states. A two-year grant of $345,000.

School of International & Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York, NY—Renewed support for the Center for Democracy, Toleration and Religion. A three-year grant of $487,000.

Manchester College, North Manchester, IN—To support the publication of the Journal of Religion, Conflict, and Peace. A three-year grant of $120,000.

New York University, New York, NY—For an initiative on Religion and Politics in the Americas. A three-year grant of $440,000.

Social Science Research Council, New York, NY—Renewed support for a project to strengthen scholarly and public attention to religion and international affairs. A two-year grant of $750,000.


2008

Council for America’s First Freedom, Richmond, VA—To create a website featuring educational materials related to the International Religious Freedom Act. A one-time grant of $25,000.

Georgetown University, Washington, DC—For an expanded program on religion, U.S. foreign policy and global development. A three-year grant of $600,000.

Institute for Global Engagement, Washington, DC—To help support a Review of Faith & International Affairs theme issue on “African-American Religious Groups and U.S. Policy in the Middle East/North Africa.” A one-time grant of $30,000.

Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media, St. Paul, MN— Renewed support for coverage of religion in international affairs through the public radio program Speaking of Faith. A one-year grant of $157,000.

Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs, Princeton, NJ—For a program on Migration, Participation, and Democratic Governance in the U.S., Europe, and the Muslim World. A three-year grant of $400,000.

Public Radio International, Minneapolis, MN—For coverage of religion and international affairs on The World. A two-year grant of $400,000.

University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA—To develop resources on religion in global civil society for international non-governmental humanitarian organizations. A three-year grant of $400,000.

University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Pittsburgh, PA—For a program on Religious Institutions and Voices in International Development. A three-year grant of $275,000.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC—For a visiting scholars program in religion and foreign affairs. A three-year grant of $335,000.


2007

America Abroad Media, Washington, DC—For public radio programming on religion and international affairs. A two-year grant of $320,000.

Camden Conference, Camden, ME—For a program entitled Religion as a Force in World Affairs. A one-time grant of $25,000.

Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC—Renewed support for a project to improve U.S. government engagement with religion in conflict-prone settings. A two-year grant of $400,000.

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago, IL—For a task force on religion and the making of U.S. foreign policy. A two-year grant of $375,000.

Educational Broadcasting Corporation, Thirteen\WNET, New York, NY—For enhanced coverage of foreign affairs on Religion & Ethics Newsweekly. A three-year grant of $500,000.

Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver, Denver, CO—For a program on Religious Leaders and Conflict Management in Deeply Divided Societies. A three-year grant of $390,000.

Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, WA—For a project on Religion and Human Security. A two-year grant of $300,000.

International Center for Religion & Diplomacy, Washington, DC—For a project to analyze and recommend ways to deal with global religious conflict. A two-year grant of $350,000.

John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA—For a program on Religion and International Affairs: The Intersection of Policy and Scholarship. A two-year grant of $400,000.

MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University, New Haven, CT—For a program on Women, Religion and Globalization. A two-year grant of $400,000.

Religion Newswriters Foundation, Westerville, OH—To provide training and resources for journalists covering religion and international affairs. A two-year grant of $180,000.

University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA—For a workshop on religion and leadership training for non-profit, non-governmental international organizations. A one-year grant of $30,000.


2006

School of International & Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York, NY—For a program on Religion, Toleration and Democracy in the World. A three-year grant of $380,000.

Council on Foreign Relations, New York, NY—For a program on religion and foreign policy. A two-year grant of $375,000.

Emory University, Atlanta, GA—For a program on law, religion, and human rights in international perspective. A three-year grant of $480,000.

Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, DC—For a program on Religion, Foreign Policy and Global Development. A two-year grant of $350,000.

Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY—For a program on Religion, Media and International Relations. A three-year grant of $370,000.

Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN—For a program on Religion, Humanitarianism and the World Order. A three-year grant of $360,000.

School of International Relations, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA—For a program on Religion, Identity and Global Governance. A three-year grant of $370,000.


2005

Boston University, Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs,, Boston, MA—For a program to improve the U.S. policy community's awareness of the role of religion in world affairs. A three-year grant of $275,000.

Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC—For a project on the role of religion in conflict-prone settings. A one-year grant of $180,000.

Minnesota Public Radio (American Public Media), St. Paul, MN—For coverage of religion and international affairs through Speaking of Faith, a weekly public radio program. A three-year grant of $375,000.

Social Science Research Council, New York, NY—To strengthen scholarly and public attention to religion and international affairs. A three-year grant of $500,000.



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